A personal story from our own Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Jacque Maldonado, an accomplished triathlete with five Full Ironman finishes, a dozen Half Ironman finishes, and 7 podium awards.

In training for my first Full Ironman, I made some mistakes with my own nutrition, despite having two degrees in nutrition and 15 years of experience running full marathons. If I can make mistakes, anyone can. The main issue for me was not eating enough. The main issue for you might be something different. I followed a balanced diet, honored my hunger and was hoping to ‘stay lean’, as I didn’t want to carry excess weight for 140.6 miles.  However, in not meeting my true energy and protein needs for training, I became amenorrheic and my immune system took a hit. I ended up succumbing to giardia on a backpacking trip a month before my race. Getting sick before a race you have been training hard for is very frustrating. I rested, treated the condition and luckily bounced back.  My race was a success because I followed a practiced and well thought out race day nutrition plan. I continued to refine my nutrition skills and got stronger, faster and wiser in subsequent Ironman races.

The Ultimate Ironman Nutrition Package

Improve your fuel. Improve your performance.

It's not just about having a race day nutrition plan. While working with us, we will not only discuss proper nutrition for training, recovering and racing but will also ensure that you are supporting all the systems in your body to handle the demands you will experience during your Ironman journey.  

The Ultimate Ironman Nutrition 5-Month Package 

We will cover a variety of important nutrition strategies to compliment your training regimen:

  • Assessment of calorie and macronutrient needs throughout your training cycles

  • Fueling techniques to optimize muscle building, endurance, and recovery

  • Glycogen replenishment strategies

  • Nutrition recommendations to support your immune system

  • Sweat testing, hydration assessment and planning

  • Meal planning strategies

  • Race week nutrition planning and detailed race day plans

  • Blood work review (if needed)

  • Communication with your coach on an as needed basis

 

Each visit will be customized to meet your nutrition needs and sport performance goals.  

 

What you will get:

  • 10 sessions with your Registered Dietitian

  • 2 Levelen sweat analysis kits + sweat rate testing throughout your training cycle to ensure an optimal hydration plan for training and race days

  • Meal plans customized for you based on your training plan

  • Race week nutrition plans and race day nutrition plans

  • Unlimited e-mail follow up with your dietitian throughout the 5-month plan

  • Exclusive discounts on NSF Certified for Sport supplements

Investment: $950

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Racer's Edge Nutrition Phone: (516) 317-9216 Email: Nicole@RacersEdgeNutrition.com